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Re: Hit by lightning?
A Faraday cage is a metallic enclosure that prevents the entry or escape of an electromagnetic field (EM field). An ideal Faraday cage consists of an unbroken, perfectly conducting shell. This ideal cannot be achieved in practice, but can be approached by using fine-mesh copper screening. For best performance, the cage should be directly connected to an earth ground. This definition is from TechTarget.
I am thinking I might just put on my survival suit, too! A layer of neoprene that could insulate, deflect debris as well as keep you afloat might be a reasonable exercise. It would afford me an opportunity to practice getting it out of its storage bag. It would increase the difficulty of bending over to kiss myself good bye! After the blast it could be removed to allow retrieval of the hand helds to summon help and make it possible to jam fids into the exit holes that are sinking the boat! Glad I put that bilge pick up option in the Lavac's input line. That gives me two hand operated bilge pumps! Yikes!
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